My oldest daughter is ready for some human cousins as evidenced by her recent observation:
“You know, I really like kittens and puppies. I like dogs and cats,” Madeline said, “but it’s astonishing that all I have is furry cousins.”
My sister-in-law and her husband have two wiry, little pups named Winston and Lelia, and my brother and his new bride recently adopted this cutie named Munchkin. (Rae piped in that Winston was their hairiest cousin.)
The girls can’t wait to meet their newest “cousin” even if she is on the hairy side.
So long as we’re on the topic of pets, our dear Layla – a Great Dane/Lab mix – is suffering from some horrid halitosis. We have not changed her food or oral hygine care, but her hot, hot breath reeks lately. It smells like fish. It’s gotten so bad we’re thinking of changing her name from Layla to Stinka. Any suggestions for improving her breath? We’re always pushing the poor girl away now because the smell makes you want to gag.